“The two ministers in charge of the system knew they had a terrible problem. In short: without a bailout, the industry’s key operators could go under. Tens of thousands of elderly people would be left without care.”
Funding cuts made when Scott Morrison was treasurer have left parts of the aged-care sector on the brink of insolvency, propped up by a government bailout.
#Thighgate and #Arcurigate have gripped the Sceptred Isle, while at the same moment Washington is flooded with subpoenas issued to President Bone Spurs’ posse of hit men, and Hong Kong celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party with its own special fireworks.
“The IPCC report is no easy reading. Criticisms are couched, references extensive. What it did not say was that meat is the only culprit. In fact, it says that farming – the way we’ve done it for the past 100 years in particular – is unsustainable.”
“White Ribbon was the most visible organisation in Australia dedicated to ending men’s violence against women. Yet its actions repeatedly frustrated the domestic violence sector, survivors and their supporters. Those actions demonstrated a fundamental failure to understand the problem that White Ribbon was meant to be fixing.”
Letters, Poem & Editorial
the bell rings at two thirty,
an hour too early:
kids whooping with glee
Last week’s eloquent Saturday Paper cover photo of the two well-fed and very conservative politicians congratulating each other (Rick Morton, “The week Australia failed on climate change”, September …
At age 60, dancer and choreographer Yang Liping is still going strong, determined to keep the cultural traditions of China’s ethnic minorities alive. She speaks about her 50-year career and her striking new version of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. “I want to fill the movement with traditional culture and art to make it more solid, more relevant, and more how I think contemporary dance should be.”
Burnt out by working long hours as a Melbourne chef, the author headed to Italy to study art and regroup. In the process, she found her passion for food was reignited.
Eric Abetz and Penny Wong.
(a) A rodent.
Nat Fyfe. (Bonus points: Dally M Medal; James Tedesco.)
Yellowstone National Park.
“If she gets elected president, then I would bet that we will have a legal challenge … And does that still suck for us? Yeah.”
The Facebook founder tells staff he will “go to the mat” fighting Senator Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up the tech giants if she is elected president.
“Probably all it would do is give drug dealers more money and give pubs more money.”
The Families and Social Services minister outlines her arguments against an increase to Newstart.
“The Force is strong in my family.”
The first daughter shares a photo of one of her children dressed as a Stormtrooper, which is of course a soldier for the authoritarian demagogue Darth Vader.
“Instead we will introduce an Australian-style points-based immigration system.”
The British home secretary outlines her Brexit mission “to end the free movement of people once and for all”.
“I have been right about Downer from the beginning. A wannabe spy and Clinton errand boy who is about to get exposed on the world stage.”
The former Trump aide revisits his favourite conspiracy theory in the wake of the Morrison–Trump call revelations.
“I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person.”
The Duke of Sussex sues The Mail on Sunday for publishing a letter his wife, Meghan Markle, sent to her estranged father.